Over the decades, Disney has produced a myriad of different toys, figurines, dolls and all types of memorabilia, some which are rare an expensive and others which are very common and not truly a collectible item.
For avid collectors, there is actually a term for all of the materials and memorabilia produced by Disney. This term is Disneyana, and it is used by serious collectors to designate any type of collection from modern and high production types of items to rare and hard to find items.
Understanding the difference and choosing wisely when making a purchase will be critical to ensure a fair price is paid for the specific item. Most of the time, buying Disney collectibles online through auction sites is considered the riskiest type of purchase, while buying from a reputable memorabilia dealer is always the safest option.
There are so many different options in Disney collectibles that it can be difficult to narrow down a collection to a specific type of item. However, most people will find they are drawn to some aspect of Disney merchandise, usually centering around a specific Disney movie or character.
Mickey Mouse is always popular, but so are many of the newer movie characters made famous on the big screen. Often the entire family is involved in collecting, and it can become a true passion for many people.
Understanding the different levels of rarity for Disney collectibles will also be essential. Disney also re-releases specific items over time, with the new releases of the items having very little value to collectors, while the originals may be worth a significant amount of money.
Another factor to consider is the amount of merchandise or collectibles offered by the company to the public. The more options, varieties, and items sold the less likely they are to become valuable items in your collection.